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India-UK workshop on Science for Disaster and Emergency Risk Management

Date: 30 August 2019 Tags: Miscellaneous

Context: A two days India-UK workshop on Science for Disaster and Emergency Risk Management was inaugurated on 29/08/2019 in Delhi by Dr. P. K. Mishra, Additional PS to the PM.

  • In his inaugural address Dr. Mishra stressed that in an increasingly interconnected world, the disaster and emergency risks are becoming more complex and intractable.
  • Therefore, it is of vital importance that India and UK work together to optimize the application of scientific and technological capabilities in order to understand reduce and manage disaster and emergency risks which have grave implications on life and economy of nations.

The key objective of the workshop: To share the Indian and UK advise mechanisms and practices for using science and technology in the management of emergencies and disasters. 

More about the workshop:

  • The interactions will focus on presenting both countries respective scientific and technological apparatus for mitigating disasters proactively with the aim to facilitate adoption of best practices by identifying new opportunities and building upon the existing Indo-UK collaborations on science and technology.
  • The selected risk areas of interest to both countries including case studies covering Science for Disaster management, Risk assessment for resilience, Science for epidemic preparedness, Science for extreme weather events, Geophysical hazards including earthquakes and landslides and Civil nuclear safety including modeling of radiological release will be covered in the two-day dialogue.
  • The event is organised by the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser, GoI along with the National Disaster Management Authority in partnership with the UK Governments Office of Science.
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